‘Pokemon Go’ Latest News & Update: Speed Limit Ban Update Annoys Fans; Petition to Lift Ban Launched! December Update Brings Legendary Birds?

By Laine Lucas , Updated Nov 14, 2016 07:42 PM EST
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"Pokemon Go" has received numerous game updates since its debut in July. Some of them brought improvements to the game, while others, like the recent speed limit ban, annoyed millions of players. The latest update on the augmented reality game app introduced the speed limit cap on PokéStops, blocking its usage once a player goes too fast when playing.

Reportedly, this new "Pokémon Go" speed limit ban update was not mentioned in the official notes from Niantic. This speed limit ban is aimed at making sure that players won't get into accidents while playing the game. Clearly, Niantic Labs only wants players to be on the safe side and play the game responsibly, but this update somehow upset millions of those who want to catch some Pokémon during their commute. Prior to this update, players can just tap on the PokeStops to replenish balls and get other freebies while being a passenger.

According to players who have noticed the speed limit ban, the game blocks PokeStops when speed is around 20 mph. Basically, "Pokemon Go" is designed for players who need to walk to catch Pokemon and get freebies. Not everyone is happy about this, especially those who live far from the cities with major PokeStops, whose only means to replenish balls is by traveling.

So far, Niantic Labs hasn't addressed the concerns from fans of "Pokemon Go." But one fan did step up to make sure that players who are not happy about the speed limit ban should be heard. Richard Ray of Louisville, Kentucky, started a petition for Niantic to remove the speed limit ban on PokeStops, which he refers to as "the most infuriating" update by far. "From reddit boards to Facebook, this is the one that is hitting home.  Please do not ruin a game that millions love to play," Ray wrote.

At the time of writing, there are already 4,245 people who signed the petition. Only more than 700 are needed to reach the goal of 5,000 signatures. Will Niantic eventually remove this speed limit ban on "Pokemon Go?" Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more updates!

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